Saturday, January 24, 2009

"What do these children do without storybooks?" Naftali asked.

And Reb Zebulun relpied: "They have to make do. Storybooks aren't bread. You can live without them."

"I couldn't live without them," Naftali said.
--Isaac Bashevis Singer, from the story Naftali the Storyteller and His Horse, Sus (taken from a chapter opening in Inkheart).

1 comment:

-K said...

I loved this quote too, because I DO consider children's literature and reading as essential to growing children as food, fresh air and love. They are as important as bread. I can't imagine living without books!